A Weekend in Fredericksburg

V-lite2We pulled into the Fredericksburg KOA Friday late afternoon, set up the V-lite, and enjoyed the breeze. This is a nicely located RV park about 6 miles from town. We get here via Blanco, then travel along a couple of Hill Country roads with fabulous vistas, cruise through Lukenbach, and arrive about an hour and a half later.

That evening we decided to try the Alamo Springs Cafe and its highly rated burgers. According to Texas Monthly, their burgers are in the top three across the state. We shall see. (Check out our review in another post.)

Saturday we walked along the main street visiting the shops and making a few purchases. One place we always frequent is the chocolate shop. When we open the door and step inside we are greeted by not only the attendants, but that heavenly aroma of chocolates wafting through the air as if saying, “you know that you want me,” and we do.chocolatesign


We purchased a couple of boxes of the liquor-filled center chocolate bites. Pop one into your mouth, bite, and get ready for a scrumptious explosion of dark chocolate and the spirit of your choice.

Our next stop is another fav of ours, Fredericksburg Texas Pie Co. They make a Bourbon Orange Pecan pie that is the best thing I ever put in my mouth. The pecans become like candy covered in a sweet bourbon filling with a hint of orange. It just makes me want to slap my momma because she never made anything that good. Just to be frinedly we bought a piece of the pie of the month…Blueberry Peach. OMG…what?pieplace

For lunch we drove out north of town about 10 miles to Hill Top Cafe . Becky has dined here a few times during conferences, but never lunched here. This is my first time to the place. (Check out our review in another post.) 

As we drive back through Fredericksburg we stop by Old German Bakery and Restaurant ordering a reuben sandwich take-away for dinner later on. Personally, this is my favorite place to eat in Fredericksburg. The blackboard menu always lists an array of German inspired foods. Incidentally, the reuben was really good with loads of pastrami and kraut and a side of German potato salad.

We drop our purchases at the trailer, walk the boy dogs, and head the opposite way past Stonewall to LBJ State Park. We have been here before touring the old LBJ homestead and the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. But our mission is to add more pottery to our collection. Mission accomplished!


On our return to the trailer we stop in to pick up a few peaches. The clingstone are ready and looking good after all of the rain around here. A quarter bushel is just about right for a cobbler or a tart or a crumble or two.




Drove back Sunday after a very enjoyable weekend.

Now, how about that peach cobbler.

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